MP David Rutley has backed the launch of child safety software Mobile Force Field.
The Macclesfield based MP believes the software is an ‘invaluable tool’ in the battle to keeping children safe online.
Mr Rutley, a Conservative MP, insists more should be done to ensure parents understand the online dangers faced by their children.
He said: “Mobile technology does have a darker side and products like this provides tools for parents and for young people to block out adult and inappropriate content and at the same time enable parents to keep a closer eye on what’s happening in the lives of their children.
“This tool has an invaluable role in helping many families in and around Macclesfield and Manchester in combatting some of the challenges that mobile technology presents today.
“It always disappoints me that so many people are prepared to say online things that they would never say in person and those comments can have a really damaging effect on young people’s lives.
“Parents, myself included, need to be a lot more aware of how we can help young people in this mobile digital world we now live in.
“Given the terrible things we’ve seen in Rochdale and elsewhere, we have to wake up and tools like this can help us better combat the darker side of digital technology.”
Mr Rutley has been a keen supporter of Mobile Force Field since being introduced to the concept during the initial development stages.